Althea Thauberger

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Althea Thauberger is a Canadian visual artist. Her work typically involves interactions with a group or community that result in performances, films, videos, audio recordings and books, and involve sometimes provocative reflections of social, political, institutional and aesthetic power relations.[1][2]


Althea Thauberger was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in 1970. She is currently based in Vancouver where she is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory at the University of British Columbia. Thauberger obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography at Concordia University in 2000 and went on to complete her Master of Fine Arts at the University of Victoria in 2002. In 2003, Thauberger was awarded a Vancouver Arts Development Award and was a regional finalist for the Sobey Art Award.[3]

Notable Exhibitions[edit]

Her work has been presented at the 17th Biennale of Sydney; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh; Guangzhou Triennial, China; Manifesta 7, Trento, Italy; Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Vancouver; The Power Plant, Toronto;[4] Vancouver Art Gallery; BAK, Utrecht; Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin; Kunstverein Wolfsburg, Germany; Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax; Singapore History Museum; Presentation House Gallery, Vancouver; Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp; Berkeley Art Museum; Insite, San Diego/Tijuana; White Columns, New York; Seattle Art Museum and the 2012 Liverpool Biennial.[5] Thauberger participated in the 2014 Biennale de Montréal.[6] In 2008 Thauberger was included in the Exponential Futures show at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery.[7]

Solo Exhibitions[edit]

  • Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice, Audain Gallery, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2014)[8]


Thauberger's work is included in the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada.[9]


  1. ^ "Althea Thauberger – Canadian Art".
  2. ^ "An Interview with Althea Thauberger".
  3. ^ Vancouver Art Gallery. "Althea Thauberger" (PDF). Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  4. ^ "Althea Thauberger - Art in America".
  5. ^ Art Gallery of Ontario. "2011 Grange Prize".
  6. ^ Canadian Art online. "Biennale de Montréal Artists Announced". Retrieved 7 May 2014.
  7. ^ Brayshaw, Christoper (2008). "Exponential Futures". Border Crossings.
  8. ^ "Althea Thauberger: Marat Sade Bohnice - SFU Galleries - Simon Fraser University". Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  9. ^ "Search the Collection".

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